Introduction

First attempt at a tear down of Seagates 3TB External Drive.

This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your External Storage, use our service manual.

Image 1/1: Once you have an end opened up use the credit card to hold it open
  • Start at the end with the spudger

  • Once you have an end opened up use the credit card to hold it open

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Image 1/3: This is really challenging and I did end up breaking some of the clips. Its pretty hard to tear apart. Image 2/3: This is really challenging and I did end up breaking some of the clips. Its pretty hard to tear apart. Image 3/3: This is really challenging and I did end up breaking some of the clips. Its pretty hard to tear apart.
  • Work around the drive, ends first then the sides to open it

  • This is really challenging and I did end up breaking some of the clips. Its pretty hard to tear apart.

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Image 1/1:
  • Gently pull the sides slightly and the drive will lift out

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Image 1/3: Remove all four screws with the philips screwdriver Image 2/3: Remove all four screws with the philips screwdriver Image 3/3: Remove all four screws with the philips screwdriver
  • Pull the rubber screw covers off, these are mounted with a little glue and came off easily

  • Remove all four screws with the philips screwdriver

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Image 1/3: You will now have a SATA Hard Drive and the caddy separate Image 2/3: You will now have a SATA Hard Drive and the caddy separate Image 3/3: You will now have a SATA Hard Drive and the caddy separate
  • Slide drive out of metal caddy (do not lift)

  • You will now have a SATA Hard Drive and the caddy separate

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Image 1/3: With the Philips screwdriver you can remove these Image 2/3: Pull the circuit board gently and evenly to remove it Image 3/3: Pull the circuit board gently and evenly to remove it
  • From the bottom of the caddy there are two black screws

  • With the Philips screwdriver you can remove these

  • Pull the circuit board gently and evenly to remove it

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Edd

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if i add a different adapter that doesnt require power, will the drive still work?

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